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We talk with Slaves on Dope’s Kevin Jardine and Jason Rockman with Darryl McDaniels

We talk with Slaves on Dope’s Kevin Jardine and Jason Rockman with Darryl McDaniels

Sometimes this ride I am on for S&S is just too cool for words. Yes, I get to meet porn stars, see movies well before any of you and listen to some great music. I recently had occasion to meet Kevin Jardine and Jason Rockman of the band Slaves on Dope (check out my review of their new CD here, it’s killer) and a legend who happened to collaborate on one of the songs on their new release, none other than Daryl McDaniels, ex of Run DMC. A nicer, more informed and informative trio you’re never going to meet

Talking tea (and trees) with Mélisse L’abeille of Steep For The Trees, Inc.

Talking tea (and trees) with Mélisse L’abeille of Steep For The Trees, Inc.

While we big city hipsters walk around with our noses buried in our cell phones as much as we do searching for our next dose of Starbucks, imbibing tea seems to be more an ancient and relaxing (even medicinal approach) to destressing from life and enjoying a beverage. I had the good fortune of talking to Mélisse L’abeille co-owner/creator with her partner John of the Steep For The Trees, Inc. brand of tea. Founded just last year the couple was determined to own/establish their own business while they were still in their 20’s, as much wanting to give back to a foundation that planted trees. Finding the “Trees That Feed Foundation” to contribute proceeds to, John and Mélisse offer their wonderful teas as much as make contributions to help end hunger in the Caribbean and abroad with their tea sales.

We Talk with Laura Israel, director of the film Don’t Blink – Robert Frank

We Talk with Laura Israel, director of the film Don’t Blink – Robert Frank

As a film director and editor, Laura Israel has covered some diverse topics beginning with music videos and experimental works to the […]

Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother discusses their new album Victorious and more

Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother discusses their new album Victorious and more

Two years since their last record  Wolfmother’s main man Andrew Stockdale wasted no time taking to the road in order to support the album, Victorious. […]

Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: Throughout Changing Folk Music Currents, Judy Collins Remains a Constant

Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: Throughout Changing Folk Music Currents, Judy Collins Remains a Constant

The folk music scene has changed significantly since the early 1960s, when the world revolved around Gate of Horn in Chicago and […]

Truls Mörck of Graveyard talks Influence, Change and The Future

Truls Mörck of Graveyard talks Influence, Change and The Future

Graveyard is fresh off the release of their acclaimed album Innocence and Decadence, which shows a musical as well as personal growth […]

Speech of Arrested Development talks new music and embraces lessons learned from past mistakes

Speech of Arrested Development talks new music and embraces lessons learned from past mistakes

One of several conscious rap crews in the early 90’s, which included A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and Jungle Brothers, […]

We Talk with Janice Sands, Executive Director of Pen + Brush

We Talk with Janice Sands, Executive Director of Pen + Brush

I interviewed Janice Sands, Executive Director of Pen + Brush at their new space in the Flatiron district. This recently opened new […]

Legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre discusses new music and playing live

Legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre discusses new music and playing live

Martin Barre’s name tops the list of the very best rock guitarists…ever. At times subtle, at times heavy, at times blues, folksy, whatever-ever-else needed (and not just playing guitar but ) for decades Barre was the singular axman presence in Jethro Tull. You’ve heard him on classic riff-tastic tracks like “Aqualung”, “Hunting Girl,” “Teacher,” strumming madness down the tracks on “Locomotive Breath” and plucking many pastoral moments of intricate picking on more tunes then can be named here.

Mr. Barre is presently on a solo tour of the states (Martin and his band will be in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, Saturday December 19th) behind his just released 3rd solo album, Back To Steel (see here). The gentleman (and a true gentleman Barre is) found some time from his busy schedule to have a sit down with shortandsweet.

Collagist and Illustrator Cynthia Parsons McDaniel discusses being part of the Mid-Year exhibition at the National Academy of Art and Museum

Collagist and Illustrator Cynthia Parsons McDaniel discusses being part of the Mid-Year exhibition at the National Academy of Art and Museum

The National Academy is a lively community of artists dedicated to arts in America. Founded in 1825, a group of artists and […]

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